Martin D16 Worship Leader

This is the second of my “WL” series of patches designed for use with your choice of digital music stand. 

This patch is designed to be used when you are worship leading with an acoustic guitar. It enhances your guitar with an IR of a Martin DC16E guitar as well as allowing you to control your digital music stand.


The four effects are designed to compliment your acoustic guitar and add some space or ambience to the sound. This is particularly useful if your sound is thin or there needs to be a bigger space being created in your mix. 

The four effects are Trinity Chorus for that classic acoustic/chorus sound, Glitz for a sparkly reverb that shines in beneath the acoustic sound, Dynamic Hall which adds a bit of reverb to your lower end strings, and a 12 string effect to simulate your acoustic guitar as a 12 string. 

These are set across the top line of the Helix footswitches. On the bottom row, I have simplified it to have two switches. These switches are your page turners for your digital music stand app. 

The purpose of this is so that A) you don’t have to awkwardly reach down and swipe to get to the music for the next song, B) you don’t have to go out and purchase a footswitch page turner, and C) you don’t have any additional footswitches in front of you, getting tangled up, or moving places when you’re trying to worship lead.

I know that there are iPad apps which can be used to then control the Helix, set effects, set the tap tempo, change preset depending on the song, but that is not how this is set up. This has been designed as a foot controller to turn the pages in your digital music stand.

Additional Requirements

To make the most of this patch, you will need to connect your Helix to your digital music stand using MIDI. This is usually done through the USB Cable.

For my particular set up, I use an iPad connected with a Lightning to USB Cable pictured here. You can use the original Apple one, or purchase similar 3rd Party ones.

I’m sure this would be similar for your Android or other digital music stand devices. 
This will not work over Bluetooth.

Setting Up MusicStand App

I’ve only ever used MusicStand for this, though I’m aware of other apps such as OnSong. Please refer to their setup instructions if you wish to use them with this patch. If you have success with another patch, and wish to contribute to this ReadMe with some helpful instructions, please get in touch with me!

  1. Connect the USB Cable from the Helix to the USB to Lightning Adapter. 
  2. With the Sidebar of the app open, click on “Settings” at the bottom. 
  3. Click on “MIDI Input”. 
  4. Select the “Next Page” input option. This will show up as highlighted in the app.
  5. On the Helix, click on the “Next” foot switch. This should now un-highlight the “Next Page” option in the app and display “CC2”
  6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 for the Prev Page input option. It should display “CC1” in the relevant input. 
  7. And you’re done! Open up the songs and now use the NEXT and PREV foot switches to turn the pages.

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